Website Privacy Policy & Terms Of Use

This website is maintained by Tintagel Parish Council.

Currency & Accuracy of Information

The Council is committed to providing quality information and every attempt has been made to ensure that information published is up to date and accurate.  The Council gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the information on this website and accepts no liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused by reliance on this information.

Liability

Users browsing the website do so at their own risk. The Council is not liable for any loss whether in contract or tort arising out of the users access to or inability to access the website. The Council also accepts no responsibility for any damage to or viruses that may infect computer equipment, data or other property on account of a users access to the site or the downloading of any material from the website. The Council does not accept any responsibility for information contained in other websites which this website provides links to.

Privacy

The Council makes every effort to safeguard the privacy of its website visitors. No information is recorded for later access during the use of this site without your prior knowledge. Any information voluntarily submitted by email from this website will not be passed to any third party without your express permission. Tintagel Parish Council adheres fully to the Data Protection Act.

Version 1.01 January 2014

Code Of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Members

General principles of public life

The Localism Act 2011 requires the Council to adopt a Code of Conduct for Members that is consistent with the following principles:

Selflessness – members should serve only the public interest and should never improperly confer an advantage or disadvantage on any person.

Honesty and integrity – members should not place themselves in situations where their honesty and integrity may be questioned, should not behave improperly, and should on all occasions avoid the appearance of such behaviour.

Objectivity – members should make decisions on merit, including when making appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards or benefits.

Accountability – members should be accountable to the public for their actions and the manner in which they carry out their responsibilities, and should co-operate fully and honestly with any scrutiny appropriate to their particular office.

Openness – members should be as open as possible about their actions and those of their authority, and should be prepared to give reasons for those actions.

Leadership – members should promote and support these principles by leadership, and by example, and should act in a way that secures or preserves public confidence.

Tintagel Parish Council Council also expects its Members to observe the following principles:

Personal judgement – members may take account of the views of others, including their political groups, but should reach their own conclusions on the issues before them and act in accordance with those conclusions.

Respect for others – members should promote equality by not discriminating unlawfully against any person, and by treating people with respect, regardless of their race, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability. They should respect the impartiality and integrity of the authority’s statutory officers and its other employees.

Duty to uphold the law – members should uphold the law and, on all occasions, act in accordance with the trust that the public is entitled to place in them.

Stewardship – members should do whatever they are able to do to to ensure that their authorities use their resources prudently, and in accordance with the law.

Whilst these overriding principles are not formally part of the Code of Conduct they underpin the purpose and provisions of the Code of Conduct and are principles in accordance with which Members should conduct themselves.

Use Of Cookies

Our website uses cookies – as almost all websites do – to help provide you with the best visitor experience we can.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • Live local weather provided by Wunderground.com
  • Google Maps
  • Facebook ‘like’ box

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use Google Analytics for this.

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.

Cookie law compliance for this website has been provided by SeaDog IT. If you have any questions or concerns regarding cookie law compliance on this website or on your own, please do not hesitate to contact them.

Harassment and Bullying Policy

HARASSMENT AND BULLYING POLICY

Tintagel Parish Council’s Standing Orders part (2) state the following:-

1. No person shall obstruct the transaction of business at a meeting or behave offensively or improperly. If this Standing Order is ignored, the Chairman of the meeting shall request such person(s) to moderate opr improve their conduct.
2. If person(s) disregard the request of the Chairman of the meeting to moderate or improve their conduct, any councillor or the Chairman of the meeting may move that the person be no longer heard or excluded from the meeting. The motion, if seconded, shall be put to the vote without discussion.
3. If a resolution made under Standing Order 2(b) above is ignored, the Chairman of the meeting may take further reasonable steps to restore order or to progress the meeting. This may include temporarily suspending or closing the meeting.

Tintagel Parish Council is committed to promoting a working environment where employees and members can work without fear of being intimidated, harassed or bullied.

It is opposed to any conduct that has an effect on the health, confidence, morale and performance of those affected by it.

All employees are entitled to a working environment which respects their personal dignity.

Bullying is defined as any form of physical or verbal attack and/or threat of such, or the abuse of position, in order to attack or undermine the confidence or ability of another, or to place another employee under unreasonable pressure or subjecting another to detrimental treatment, by either act or omission.

Tintagel Parish Council will address and endeavour to eliminate harassment and bullying at work by:
• promoting a positive environment where everyone treats each other with respect,
• ensuring that allegations of harassment and bullying are fully investigated,
• the use of discipline procedures.

Where harassment arises from people not directly employed by Tintagel Parish Council, e.g. customers or clients, such complaints will be taken seriously and will be pursued with the party concerned, exercising whatever sanctions are available.

Anyone who believes s/he is being harassed or bullied should raise the matter through the Council’s Grievance Procedure.
Tintagel Parish Council operates a zero tolerance policy on bullying harassment and or aggressive, threatening or unreasonable behaviour towards its employees by members of the public when they attend the monthly meetings, Committee meetings, sub-committee meetings, or any other meeting where the employees of the Council are required by their contract of employment to be present.

Tintagel Parish Council extends this policy to protect Councillors from unreasonable behaviour from the public when the Council is conducting Council business.
Tintagel Parish Council also reminds all councillors of their duties to its employees and members of the public whereby the Council expect that all Councillors will behave in a manner which is compliant to the Code of Conduct at all times. If, at any time, the Council consider that a Councillor or member of the public, is behaving in an unreasonable manner, the Council will ask the person to leave the chamber, if this request is ignored the Council will have no choice other than to contact the police to deal with the matter
It is in everyone’s interest to create and maintain a harassment-free working environment.

Adopted by Tintagel Parish Council
6th May 2015